What Do You Love Most About Motherhood?

October 17, 2011

You know those people that have no tolerance for moms gushing about their kids and the life and times of mommy hood? Those people that criticize moms who’s whole life seem to revolve around their kids and label such women as having “no life” but their kids.

NO LIFE? That is the most absurd thing I have ever heard. What else could be more joyful, more fulfilling, more expanding? A job on Wall Street? I think not…Now I run my own business, and am lucky enough to have work that I adore as Happiness Coach for The Joyful Mother, but there is nothing that gives me more joy than being a mom. The gifts you receive as a mother are truly unless when you are awake enough to receive them, to enjoy them.

What if society made room for celebrating motherhood? A society where women who choose to step out of the work force or valiantly balanced the two worlds of career and family, were revered as heroes in our times? The ones that took motherhood seriously instead of making it “fit in” to a 60 hour work week or an endless career trajectory? What would the lives of our children be like, if their mothers were of the most respected in society, doing the MOST respected work in society? Would parenting be a conscious act and children seen, heard and respected instead of tolerated? I think so. The world would be simple, a better place.

I wish for this blog post to be such a celebration. A beginning of a new direction for mothers. Lets not wait for society to celebrate, revere or respect us, let’s do it ourselves, right now! I hope that this post is seen, read and commented on by thousands, maybe millions of women.

So forget about the haters, the ones that don’t get the sacredness of motherhood, I want to know….

What Do You Love Most About Being A Mom?

To get the ball rolling, here are mine (these two guys to the right are mine too…)

  • I love the way my children love me – a love that fills me from the tippy top of my head to the bottoms of my feet.
  • I love how every challenging day with my kids is actually an opportunity for me to expand, to improve as a mom and as a person.
  • I love that my husband and I were an active part of a MIRACLE (2 of them!)
  • I love that as I show up as the BEST version of me, I am showing my children how to be the BEST versions of themselves.


Your turn!!! Add your comments below!





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  • Reply Carrie October 20, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Earlier this week, a Facebook friend’s status said that she was tired of reading peoples’ statuses about their children. She mentioned parents not having a life outside the house and kids and therefore have nothing interesting to write in their status.
    So I told her I would stop offending her with my pride in my son. And I deleted her.
    She wrote me a message saying I was obviously one of those people who lets my child absorb my whole life, and told me I was crazy.

    It’s very sad that she feels this way, but I didn’t bother replying to her. Not worth my time.

    I don’t “let” my child absorb my life. Owen IS my life. I am blessed, I am proud, I am happy, and I love my son.

    What I love about being a mom: I love that my son teaches me to see the world much differently than I saw it before I was a mother. We think we teach our children about life and the world? I think they teach us so much more.

    • Reply Sigrid October 21, 2011 at 6:46 pm

      Carrie…wow…I think we live in a society that underestimates the power, the transformative power of being a parent (as you said) and yet it is unfortunate that even if it they did realize it, it would be all about what they could get from such a relationship and not understanding that you get from giving…Love your comment.

  • Reply Sylvie October 18, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    I love knowing my son has had the time of his life at Day Care but when I walk in the door at the end of the day he runs so fast into my arms he almost trips and falls.

  • Reply Sigrid October 17, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    What lucky children these kids are!! To have such mothers…it is amazing how articulate we can all be when we are speaking of love..right from our hearts. Thank you for sharing your hearts with all of us!

  • Reply Laura C. October 17, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    I love how my children teach me every day- being their mother has made me more humble, more patient and more empathetic than I could ever imagine.

    I love watching them discover the world, and seeing their eyes light up when they figure out something new.

    My favorite part, though, is seeing the world through their eyes. Seeing the joy they find in the littlest things is truly inspiring.

  • Reply Rose B October 17, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    I love story time when they all cuddle up next to me and on my lap and listen intently.
    I love seeing them interact with each other and tell me how Nathan (the 11 month old) melts their heart!
    I love that even though we were at the ER with Nathan last night with a bad case of croup he looked at me and smiled, rubbed my face with his little hand and with his tiny wheezy voice said “mamamamamamama”.
    I love when my 6 year old (I have 4 boys!) gets off the bus and runs to me, gives me a hug and says “I love you mommy!”
    I love when my 4 year old says “mommy! I watched you do this and now I learned how and I can do it too!”
    I love when my 3 year old says “mommy, I’m a big boy now, I buttoned my pants!”
    I love it all. Thank you for this post. It’s easy to forget all of this when you’re having a stressful day/week/month!!

  • Reply Meredith Putman October 17, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Motherhood is wonderful and ongoing no matter what age your children are!! The extended joy is having beautiful grandchildren!!

  • Reply Deanna Kearns October 17, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    I love that my children have become one of the best teachers in my life. I love seeing them wake up all sleepy eyed and come to my embrace to welcome the world. I love that part in the middle of the day that they finally grasp something and seeing their entire being light up. I love watching their face and eyes as they take each new experience in, process it, and then tell me all about it. I love bedtime story tea time when we calm down and get ready for the sandman. Most of all I love that they have given me the ability to see myself, the world, everything with a new sense of wonder and awe. I love everything about being a Mom.

  • Reply Sigrid October 17, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Oh you guys…sitting here giggling with teary eyes! Love it!!!

  • Reply Rowena Mansell October 17, 2011 at 11:05 am

    What I love about being a mum is coming home from a busy day at work and get to see my babies precious faces (ages 19, 12 & 9). They are always so excited to tell me about their day. Daily they continue to brighten my life! The best job in the world for me is being their mum :)

  • Reply Caitlin M October 17, 2011 at 11:01 am

    I love that even at the end of a stressful day cuddling with my son and daughter seem to make all the problems of the day disappear.
    I also love that if I ever need a good laugh all I have to do is turn on music and watch my kids “dance”. My 2yr old daughter shakes her body from head to toe and my 8month old son shakes his head vigorously no until he falls over. Add in them giggling uncontrollably and you have a good time :)

  • Reply Therese October 17, 2011 at 10:47 am

    * I love watching how my 3 little poppets absorb every bit of information put before them.
    * I love smiling while I watch my 7 year old tap dance with the 2 year old thinking she is doing the exact moves.
    * I love people telling me how mature my 9 year old son is and how I must be very proud of him.
    * Most of all, I love putting each one one to bed, happy (most nights), healthy and safe. And I love waking up to them each morning knowing that their little faces will be smiling at me from across the breakfast bar as they wait for their toast.

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